A Modern Way to Wear Red Jeans

Happy Monday, my sweet friends! Let’s take a break from the heaviness in the news, and talk about spring fashion! Today I have a modern way to wear red jeans.

While bright colored jeans aren’t super trendy right now, they don’t look dated if you style them in a modern way, and they’re fun for a change. You just want to be sure your colored jeans are a current style.

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These Mother The Stunner high rise ankle fray skinny jeans have a 10.25″ rise (low-rise jeans can look dated) and a modern 27.5″ inseam (be sure to show some ankle!)

I’m actually thinking of chopping off an inch so they’re closer to a 26.5″ inseam for more of a cropped look. That’s the nice thing about a raw hem — you can cut them to get the length you want, no need to pay a tailor!

These jeans are made of 94% cotton, 4% polyester, 2% elastane; and they run true to size. They’re also made in the USA, which is awesome!

Unfortunately they did not photograph the true color. I actually would call these more of a bright coral, although they call them Tomato. Definitely reference the website for a more accurate hue.

I got these jeans on sale at Anthro a while back, but they are no longer discounted. Yes, they’re pricey, so I recommend waiting for a sale unless you’re dying to get them right away. Or maybe you have a pair in your closet you can style a similar way.

If you want a more modern straight crop style, Mother makes their popular Tomcat relaxed straight crop jeans in this same Tomato color, and I also like the Dazzler slim crop straight in the Fruit Punch color.

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I always think red jeans are begging to be paired with a white tee and denim jacket, so I kept the top half of my outfit classic.

This denim jacket is my go-to. I’ve had it for a few years, and it just gets better with age. I love the versatile mid-indigo wash, the classic 23″ length, and the figure-flattering structure through the waist.

The fabric content is 92% cotton, 6% polyester, 2% spandex; so it’s soft and stretchy and very comfortable to wear all day. I would say it runs true to size, or size down if in between. I have this jacket in the small.

My tee is the Banana Republic slub cotton-modal scoop-neck t-shirt in a size medium. I love the neckline — it’s low enough to be flattering but not low enough to be revealing, even on a larger chest.

Footwear is key to keeping a red jeans outfit modern, especially with a classic look like this one. These white mules are right on trend, and they are so comfortable!

Everlane is fast becoming one of my top 5 brands to shop, and these shoes have been on constant repeat lately. If I’m not wearing sneakers this spring, I’m probably wearing Everlane mules or loafers.

These loafer mules are incredibly lightweight, and the leather is soft and supple. They are surprisingly easy to walk in, and even stay on my narrow feet.

They do run small, though. I agree with the website, which says to size up a half size for narrow or normal widths and a whole size for wider widths.

If white shoes aren’t your thing, they also come in a gorgeous caramel (I actually just got these in the mail!) as well as a classic black, deep red, and trendy embossed snake.

My bag is a bargain buy at $55, and the stone is such a great color for spring and summer. I love the contrast stitching, and it has a removable shoulder strap if you prefer a longer length.

This updated classic look is a modern way to wear red jeans that you can easily recreate or tweak by shopping your closet or your favorite retailer.

I have some other styling ideas for these red jeans, so I’ll try to shoot another look with them sometime soon — maybe I’ll even get a 3 or 5 ways series out of them.

Outfit Details:

Mother The Stunner in Tomato // BR scoop neck tee // Vince Camuto denim jacket // Everlane The Day Loafer Mules // Topshop hobo // Rag & Bone sunnies

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photos: Alison Cornell